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Reorganise existing images into date-based folders


New Member
Mar 26, 2016
Lightroom Experience
Lightroom Version
Cloud Service

When I import into lightroom, I use the option to create folders for YYYY then MM then DD to store the image files.

I have started testing lightroom mobile as a way to get images taken on my phone into my catalogue. However, I notice that the images, when downloaded to my computer, are stored in a different folder under a "Mobile Downloads.lrdata" file.

I remember Aperture used to have a function where you could tell it to consolidate all my files into folders based on date format as described above. Is it possible to do the same in Lightroom?

Oct 8, 2007
Lightroom Experience
Power User
In Preferences, Mobile, see the section on Location. You can send new mobile pics to the same folders as other pics.